|Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession
Senior Fellow, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, in Public Health Law & Policy
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Honors Thesis Advisor and Faculty, Barrett, the Honors College
Affiliated Faculty in Justice and Social Inquiry School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Before he joined the Faculty of Law at Arizona State University in 2000 as a Visiting Scholar from Practice, Professor Lynk served as a law clerk to Judge Damon Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and on the White House Domestic Policy Staff in the Carter Administration; a lawyer in private practice in New York, NY, and Washington, DC; and a visiting professor from practice at the George Washington University School of Law. He now is the Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession and teaches business organizations and corporate governance, civil procedure, law and literature and legal ethics. In 2014 Professor Lynk was a visiting Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and a Visitor in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. In 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC, where he taught civil procedure and a graduate ethics seminar. In 2008-2009 Professor Lynk was an Honors Faculty Fellow at ASU's Barrett Honors College. From 2004 to 2010 he served as ASU’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and the Pac-10 (now Pac-12) Conference, working with the university’s NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics department on various issues involving student-athletes, the NCAA and the Conference. In 2005 Professor Lynk was appointed by ASU’s President to conduct an investigation for the university into safety and accountability issues arising from the off-campus fatal shooting of one student by another student. He currently chairs the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and is a past Chair of the ABA’s Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities (now Civil Rights and Social Justice), Standing Committee on Professional Discipline and Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law. Professor Lynk served two terms on the Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States; is an emeritus member of the governing Council of the American Law Institute (ALI), a past President of the District of Columbia Bar and a past national Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. He served for over ten years on the U.S. Indian Health Service’s Phoenix Area Institutional Review Board for biomedical and behavioral research among American Indian communities in Arizona, Utah and Nevada.
ADMITTED TO THE BAR:
State of New York, since 1977
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since 1979
District of Columbia, since 1982
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD CERTIFICATION:
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Research Certification; Basic Course & Elective Modules for Institutional Review Board Administrators and Members; U.S. Indian Health Service, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Institutional Review Board; CITI Human Research Certification; Basic Course 1 & Refresher Course 2 for Group 3 Institutional Review Board Members; Arizona State University Institutional Review Board.
Assistant: Tina George
A.B., Harvard College (1971)
J.D., Harvard Law School (1976)